bluebonnet

[bloo-bon-it]
noun
  1. the cornflower, Centaurea cyanus.
  2. a blue-flowered lupine, especially Lupinus subcarnosus, having spikes of light blue flowers with a white or yellow spot: the state flower of Texas.
  3. a broad, flat cap of blue wool, formerly worn in Scotland.
  4. a Scottish soldier who wore such a cap.
  5. any Scot.

Origin of bluebonnet

First recorded in 1675–85; blue + bonnet
Also called blue·cap [bloo-kap] /ˈbluˌkæp/.
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Examples from the Web for bluebonnet

Historical Examples of bluebonnet

  • Zeen did not answer, but stood there shivering and staring, with his eyes fixed on a bluebonnet in the cut corn.

    The Path of Life

    Stijn Streuvels


British Dictionary definitions for bluebonnet

bluebonnet

bluecap (ˈbluːˌkæp)

noun
  1. other names for Balmoral 1 (def. 3)
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